This weekend marks a very important date in the Quoiting calendar. Players from England, Wales and Scotland will travel to Stonehaven who are hosting the British Open 2011 Championship.
This was last held in Stonehaven in 2007 when Welshman Brendon Lloyd was the British Open Quoits Champion. Last year, the championship was held in Holbrook, Suffolk and Colin Murton became the reigning champion. Unfortunately, due to injuries, Colin will be unable to defend his title and this will present an open and exciting competition with all 32 entrants having everything to play for.
The proceedings at Mill Lade, Cowie, get underway at 9.30 a.m. with the draw, followed by the games starting at 10 a.m. Pitch preparations by members of the local club are well underway to ensure the pitches are playable and ready for Saturday. Friday evening will see players having their last throw of their Quoits in the hope of improving their game before the big event on Saturday. Refreshments will be provided by Stonehaven Sea Cadets and it is hoped for a big crowd to come and support the members of Dunnottar Quoiting Club in this local and ancient game of Quoits.